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Love Happens Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 24, 2012
Too bad the filmmakers didn't realize [its] potential, and instead, decided to ignore the special relationship that these two characters could have had by throwing in a lot of irrelevant and clichéd material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
For as much as this movie tries to wrap itself around an emotionally powerful story, I felt there was a great emptiness inside.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 14, 2011
...the movie finally packs a surprisingly resonant emotional punch...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2010
Call it a romantic comedy or romantic drama; you're still not going to giggle, your heart won't be warmed and ultimately, you'll leave unsatisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 24, 2010
While there is no doubting the appeal of Eckhart and Aniston as a screen couple, their scenes together come over as decidedly slight when compared to the weightier issues raised by the movie as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 24, 2010
It's awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 24, 2010
This very underwhelming rom-com spends far too much time on the not-so-interesting theories of the hypocritical self-help hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Times (UK)
October 16, 2009
Not content with being a romcom that's trite and shallow about love, it's gone one step further - it's trite and shallow about death, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 16, 2009
Both stars seem bemused in their parts and it is left to Martin Sheen and a pet parrot to emote. The parrot, in fact, is the best thing here.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 15, 2009
The film is sentimental and deeply embarrassing... There isn't a laugh or an honest emotion in the whole picture.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 13, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 11, 2009
Love Happens is more about catharsis than chemistry. It's not a terrible film, but like skydiving lessons, you'd better know what you're getting into beforehand.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 10, 2009
Gooey, banal and manipulative rom-com-dram.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
October 9, 2009
Falls between romance and drama without really satisfying either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nina Caplan
Time Out
October 9, 2009
The sorrowing widower is a great subject for film romance; but the point is to let the girl have a proper crack at cheering him up. And, as always with love, a GSOH would help.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2009
As a romance story, Love Happens is nothing special, with the spark between Eckhart and Aniston almost non-existent. But as a drama about grief, it's much more interesting, though the blend of both does not always sit easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
October 9, 2009
Lovers of therapy-speak with its "closures" and "I'm in a good/bad place" will probably warm to this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Toby Young
Times (UK)
October 9, 2009
Everyone is trying to re-invent the rom-com at the moment and the makers of Love Happens are no exceptions. The formula they've come up with is to remove all the comedy, which is a bold choice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 9, 2009
How can we, as a species, tolerate Jennifer Aniston with her blurry expression of emotional bravery?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 9, 2009
It's not a comedy. It certainly isn't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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